Mike Jones is a writer, script producer, & story editor best known as an expert in speculative & dark genres but is equally adept in narrative comedy. His projects have garnered numerous national and international awards and he serves as story editor with boutique TV production company, SweetPotatoFilms, whose credits include the celebrated mystery drama series, ‘The Kettering Incident’. He is currently Story Editor on upcoming drama series, 'The Gloaming', for Stan and ABC Studios International.
Mike is a well regarded story developer and has worked with companies including the ABC, WarnerBros, Jungle, and Princess Pictures, as well as leading long-form script development labs for YouTube. He is story consultant to ABC Signature studios in the US and script producer for EveryCloud Productions; most recently steering AACTA award-winning youth-drama series 'Deadlock' for the ABC.
Mike was script producer overseeing celebrated ABC comic-drama series including 'F*cking Adelaide', 'Other People's Problems', and 'Wrong Kind of Black' and served as script editor on the ADG award-winning comedy series, ‘Small Town Hackers’ for US comedy network Above Average.
Aside from TV, Mike was co-creator of the virtual-reality detective-thriller ‘VRNoir' with StartVR; short-listed for the International ProtoAward for most Innovative VR 2016. He was also co-writer of speculative fiction VR mystery thriller, ‘Awake’ which premiered at SXSW and featured at Cannes in 2018.
Mike is a published novelist, served as a development executive to ScreenAustralia, & has lectured in story & writing at the Australian Film TV & Radio School, where he sits on the AFTRS industry advisory group. His early career spanned writing for theatre - where he was twice recipient of the national young playwright’s award - and working as a stage and screen industry journalist.
Mike is a full and active member of Screen Producers Australia and the Australian Writer’s Guild.